Showing posts with label KELPIES SCULPTURES IN SCOTLAND. Show all posts
Showing posts with label KELPIES SCULPTURES IN SCOTLAND. Show all posts

Monday, December 2, 2013

Kelpies Sculptures In Scotland

Kelpies Sculptures In Scotland
I found this article in my on-line news about 'Kelpies' World largest

Sculptures. I thought I would share with you all my dear readers -o), since I've noticed that my post on "Kelpie-Celtic Water Horse" has been on the top of my most Daily popular for many weeks. I haven't' had a look at it in months and didn't realize how popular is was. I had done that post only when I had first started my blog in January of 2013 of this year! The Keplie Post was on a Sunday afternoon on March 24, 2013 and I found these Magical creatures fascinating. 
So when I saw this article on the Sculptures of the Kelpies that were done in Scotland I just had to share. 

From the small article it says that the work is by Glasgow based and the Artist is Andy Scott who have been at it for seven years in the making.
The stunning Kelpies rise 100 feet from the ground to the tower over the new Helix Parkland, which will open next year.
It is said that the Kepie horses were modeled after Clydesdale's Duke's & Barn - to pay homage to the tradition of working horses of Scotland. These horses used to pull barges along Scotland canals and also worked in the fields in the areas where the Kelpies Sculptures now
Stand.
These Kelpies TWO of them are ENORMOUS! EACH WEIGHING

IN AT 300 TONS AND CONTAINS 9,842 FEET OF STEEL
TUBING AND 17,000 COMPONENT PARTS TO THE SCULPTURES. TO MAKE THEM 3D KELPIES.
The Artist of the Kelpies Sculptures put them in a place to honor their homeland. Where they will dramatically change the landscape around Falkirk.

These Kelpies and the new canal link to the Forth & Clyde canal are expected to open up the island waterways to more and bigger
vessels and it will lead to an increase in boating traffic throughout central Scotland. This is the hope for their country.
Quote from the Artist Andy Scott " I see the Kelpies as a personification of local and national equine history, of the lost industries of Scotland ," said Scott. 
"I also envisage them as a symbol of modern Scotland -proud and Majestic, of the people and the land. They are the culmination of cutting edge technology and hand crafted artisan ship created by our country.
Well I found this post fascinating myself! I surly hope that you my dear

readers do too! There is a Video to that I am going to try to put with this post but sometimes they just don't let me keep them on
here. So we will give it a goo try.. I hope you all like to the image that I found too. I have always loved the Cydesdale horses. They are the most beautiful horse in my opinion. Well Enjoy..Wendy.













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